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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth

Type new
Brief
Year published new
2017
Organization

Childrens Bureau

Abstract

This fact sheet from the Children’s Bureau provides an overview of the effects of early trauma on brain development, including abusive head trauma (ABT), and how child welfare professionals can help promote healthy brain development through supportive services. It provides information about screening for developmental delays and identifying children and youth affected by trauma in their care. Next, this fact sheet looks at treatment options for trauma-affected children and youth.

Availability

Available for free download on the Child Welfare Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/braindevtrauma/

Accession number
25752
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No